Best Practices for Securing Urinary Catheters

Until rather recently, securement of indwelling urinary catheters was more or less an afterthought. Most attention had been placed on sterile technique, proper placement, and balloon inflation. While these are still very important, the best practices for securing urinary catheters are now being formally studied. These studies show the importance of proper securement for indwelling […]

Infection Control in Wound Management

Factors affecting dressing application for the prevention of infection Preventing wound infection is critical to ensuring rapid healing, patient comfort and the prevention of complication. The effects of infections can range from mild, to serious. Pain, odor, delayed healing, sepsis and even death are frequently associated with their incidence. Infection control starts by properly caring […]